McClafferty Jarsky, K., McDonough, P. M., & Núñez, A. M. (2009). Establishing a college culture in secondary schools through P-20 collaboration: A case study. Journal of Hispanic Higher Education, 8(4), 357-373.
This case study examines a P-20 action research partnership involving a university, a nonprofit organization, and several middle and high schools with sizeable enrollments of underserved students. The partnership’s goals were rooted in a cultural change model designed to encourage college awareness and attendance among largely Latino and African American students. The research reveals the barriers and opportunities inherent in a collaborative model from the perspective of school counselors and administrators.